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Cv axle seal replacement

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by sander1036, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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    sander1036

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    Hey guys I had a leak from my front diff on my 02 v6 4x4. I was told that it was my axle seal on the driver side. So I got a replacement seal and started the project when I got my cv axle out of the front diff I found the seal. When I went to take it off it was ripping so I cut it out. Now the seal I have to put back in is not going to fit its to big I'm wondering if anyone has fixed this before and has any experience that might help me out

    Here's a pic of what I have right now
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1334422890.833701.jpg
     
  2. Jun 8, 2013 at 4:29 AM
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    I'm doing mine today. When I ordered my seal this week they said they were two different seals. Mine is a type A(I hope) there is a tab where the diff is put together. Depending where that tap is, which seal you need. My tab is at bottom, the other will be at top.
     
  4. Jun 8, 2013 at 4:37 AM
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    That big metal thing sticking off diff is how my dealer told me to check
     
  6. Jun 8, 2013 at 4:49 AM
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    i believe this thread from the op was for the front diff oil seal.....
    which i am doing today as well
    good luck
     
  7. Jun 8, 2013 at 4:58 AM
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    Here my leaking seal
     
  8. Jun 8, 2013 at 4:58 AM
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    That's what I am talking about?
     
  9. Jun 8, 2013 at 5:01 AM
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    Make sure youz guyz have a slide hammer that was my mistake... I couldn't find it in my dads shop
     
  10. Jun 8, 2013 at 5:02 AM
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    Why a slide hammer?
     
  11. Jun 8, 2013 at 5:06 AM
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    To pop the old seal out... I couldn't pry mine out with just a screwdriver like I thought i could
     
  12. Jun 8, 2013 at 5:07 AM
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    O ok. Cool. Yea hopefully I can pry mine out. I don't have a slide hammer
     
  13. Jun 8, 2013 at 5:13 AM
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    i has one but plan on the wire method ....
     
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    Your truck is newer so hopefully it's easier
     
  15. Jun 8, 2013 at 5:14 AM
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    hey DB
    any tips on the install of the new oil seal.....
    i bought 2 just encase i f it up......as i haz no patience and i am a one man show....
     
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    Push it in by hand as far as you can then use rubber mallet would be your best bet



    ...DB
     
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    I'm looking at the photo posted and to ME it looks like the metal part of the original seal is still in the housing. I can't say 100% for sure obviously, but I am just going by the photo. Something just doesn't look right in the picture.

    If not, and the seal is too big, then the question is, how much too big? As mentioned these seals need to be carefully driven in. They won't just slip into place.
     
  19. Jun 8, 2013 at 7:14 AM
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    Looks like another bout of rain coming in a hour or so may put this off again and just top it off
     
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    I just changed my rear fluid and greased my drive shafts. Something to eats then ill do the front seal and fluid!
     
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